PORT OF BORDEAUX: History of the docks Bordeaux Gironde Aquitaine.

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 History of the docks of bordeaux

This is the history of the docks and quays from bordeaux


Les quais Bordeaux over water

Bordeaux 1743. The steward Louis-Urbain Aubert, Marquis de Tourny, Intendant succeeds Claude Boucher. The city has not changed for centuries. She must marry his time and assert its role as prosperous capital of Guyenne.
Fixed behind its ramparts bristling with arrows and towers, flanked by the massive Château Trompette in Bordeaux for the river was shabby.

The quays swarm of intense port activity which combines the most varied goods to an audience of stalls of wood or stone and cellars in more or less good condition. Only the Place Royale, designed by architects Jacques Ange Gabriel and said, in the heart of the curve, the desire to marry his century: the Enlightenment.
Tourny, dazzled by the site, is working quickly to the task and began one of the largest urban development projects of the eighteenth century, despite opposition from many Bordelais.

Bold and modern for the time, so classic today, the front line of the docks chooses to marry the curve of the river. As a screen of colored stone, a series of buildings with identical characteristics Garonne rises in front, hiding under the visitor's medieval walls and terraced hovels who had taken over the years.
Scheduling, balance, sense of proportion, the beauty of this architecture forces since admiration. Cranes, gates and sheds installed then never hindered his image. Bordeaux, since the beginning of the century, gradually hidden, obscured and neglected foster its river, to which it owes its wealth, however, its history and its future.




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HISTORICAL

- Bordeaux General History
- History of the Docks
- From the hippomobile to the tram 2003

- History of distict Saint Michel
- History of distict Sainte Croix
- History of distict Saint Pierre

- The Porte Cailhau door
- The place of Parlement
- The Sainte-Catherine Street
- The Palais Rohan - Actually City Hall
- The grand opera - Comedy Square

CULTURE

- Patrimony Day
- Bordeaux Restaurant
- Bordeaux Bars and Pubs
- Cinemas
- Bordeaux Artists Studios
- History and Patrimony
- French TV program